Just over four years ago, on January 12, 2000, John Bailey Needham joined us. We've already practically forgotten what it is like to not be parents. Bailey, and later, his little brother Cody, brought that much joy and pleasure to our lives.

Yesterday we had a Fourth Birthday Party for Bailey. It was a very small but very fun affair. Bencame, as did Emma RoseJackson came, andJames did too. Cody was there.

Here are a few more pictures:

Jackson sipping his juice box.

Bailey and Emma Rose waiting for cake.

James and his mom.

Cody in a cake-induced coma.

Here is a picture of Bailey with his new, personalized, autographed picture of Bart Starr, andhere is a close-up of the picture. The handwritten note says "To Bailey, a great fan, Best Wishes, Bart Starr HOF'77"

Bart Starr is a great guy. Here is a sneak preview of Cody's next birthday present.

UPDATE @ 3:20 p.m. High-speed users (only, my recommendation) can click here for a brief but large (1.9 meg) video from the party.